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Weights, resistance bands, and rest days are best for tendinopathy. [NIHR Alert] (2024)
Journal Article
SAUL, H., CASSIDY, S., SWAITHES, L. and PAVLOVA, A. 2024. Weights, resistance bands and rest days are best for tendinopathy. [NIHR Alert]. BMJ [online], 384, article q513. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q513

This NIHR alert is a plain English summary of an original research article, PAVLOVA, A.V., SHIM, J.S.C., MOSS, R., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., ALEXANDER, L., BROWN, V.T., MORRISSEY, D., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.... Read More about Weights, resistance bands, and rest days are best for tendinopathy. [NIHR Alert].

Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a mixed-methods evidence synthesis exploring feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness. (2023)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L., BRANDIEC, D., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V., GREIG, L., HARRISON, I., MACLEAN, C., MITCHELL, L., MORRISSEY, D., MOSS, R.A., PARKINSON, E., PAVLOVA, A.V., SHIM, J. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a mixed-methods evidence synthesis exploring feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness. Health technology assessment [online], 27(24). Available from: https://doi.org/10.3310/TFWS2748

Tendons are cords of strong, flexible tissue that attach muscles to bones, allowing joints to move. Tendinopathy is a common condition that can affect any tendon in the body, causing pain and limiting function. Exercise is often used to treat tendino... Read More about Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a mixed-methods evidence synthesis exploring feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness..

Manual patient handling in the healthcare setting: a scoping review. (2023)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, K., SWINTON, P., PAVLOVA, A. and COOPER, K. 2023. Manual patient handling in the healthcare setting: a scoping review. Physiotherapy [online], 120, pages 60-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2023.06.003

Manual patient handling is the most frequently reported risk factor for work-related musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare. Patient handling tasks are routinely performed manually without assistive devices, and can create awkward postures and high... Read More about Manual patient handling in the healthcare setting: a scoping review..

Patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Physiotherapy [online], 120, pages 78-94. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2023.05.002

The objective of this study was to synthesise exercise therapy intervention data investigating patient rating outcomes for the management of tendinopathy. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials investigating exercise th... Read More about Patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy: a systematic review with meta-analysis..

An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study. (2023)
Thesis
JOHNSON, K.S. 2023. An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study. Robert Gordon University, DPT thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071667

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) affect between 56-80% of physiotherapists, with patient handling often reported as a risk factor. Physiotherapists use therapeutic handling to aid patient rehabilitation. Therapeutic handling involves th... Read More about An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study..

Effect of resistance exercise dose components for tendinopathy management: a systematic review with meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., SHIM, J.S.C., MOSS, R., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., ALEXANDER, L., BROWN, V.T., MORRISSEY, D., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. Effect of resistance exercise dose components for tendinopathy management: a systematic review with meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine [online], 57(20), pages 1327-1334. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2022-105754

The objective of this study was to investigate potential moderating effects of resistance exercise dose components - including intensity, volume and frequency - for the management of common tendinopathies. The study was conducted through a systematic... Read More about Effect of resistance exercise dose components for tendinopathy management: a systematic review with meta-analysis..

What CBA-informed interventions currently exist to support prehabilitation? Scoping review protocol. [Protocol] (2023)
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SHIM, J., ALEXANDER, L., PEPPER, S., PAVLOVA, A., MCCALLUM, M. and COOPER, K. 2023. What CBA-informed interventions currently exist to support prehabilitation? Scoping review protocol. [Protocol]. OSF preprints [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/2q4af

Prehabilitation or pre-operative services vary extensively in content and accessibility, as there are currently no nationwide standards in place for providing and evaluating prehabilitation. Furthermore, there has been a lack of consideration of the... Read More about What CBA-informed interventions currently exist to support prehabilitation? Scoping review protocol. [Protocol].

What are small, medium and large effect sizes for exercise treatments of tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J.S.C., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., BROWN, V.T., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2023. What are small, medium and large effect sizes for exercise treatments of tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ open sport and exercise medicine [online], 9(1), article number e001389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2022-001389

The objective of this study was to quantify and describe effect size distributions from exercise therapies across a range of tendinopathies and outcome domains, to inform future research and clinical practice through conducting a systematic review wi... Read More about What are small, medium and large effect sizes for exercise treatments of tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis..

The effectiveness of multifactorial and multicomponent interventions for the prevention of falls for adults in hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2022)
Working Paper
PAVLOVA, A.V., SWINTON, P.A., GREIG, L., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2022. The effectiveness of multifactorial and multicomponent interventions for the prevention of falls for adults in hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. MedRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.05.31.22275666

The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of multicomponent and multifactorial interventions for reducing falls in adult in-patients. Falls are the most common cause of accidental injury in hospitals... Read More about The effectiveness of multifactorial and multicomponent interventions for the prevention of falls for adults in hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

The effect of dose components on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2022)
Working Paper
PAVLOVA, A.V., SHIM, J., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2022. The effect of dose components on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/SRXIV.134

The purpose of this study was to investigate potential moderating effects of resistance exercise dose components including intensity, volume and frequency, for the management of common tendinopathies. The research was undertaken through a systematic... Read More about The effect of dose components on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy management: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Are patients satisfied? A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy. (2022)
Working Paper
SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L., COOPER, K. and SWINTON, P.A. 2022. Are patients satisfied? A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/SRXIV.123

Outcomes measuring patient rating of overall condition, including patient satisfaction, are associated with improved general health and higher quality of life. However, this outcome domain is under-explored in the management of tendinopathy. The purp... Read More about Are patients satisfied? A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient ratings in exercise therapy for the management of tendinopathy..

Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a scoping review mapping interventions and outcomes. (2021)
Working Paper
ALEXANDER, L., SHIM, J., HARRISON, I., MOSS, R., GREIG, L., PAVLOVA, A., PARKINSON, E., MACLEAN, C., MORRISSEY, D., SWINTON, P., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., BROWN, V. and COOPER, K. 2021. Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a scoping review mapping interventions and outcomes. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.51224/SRXIV.90

The aim of this research was to comprehensively map exercise interventions and outcomes across all tendinopathies. The study took the form of a scoping review. Eligibility criteria (PCC) included: 1) participants - any age or gender, with any tendino... Read More about Exercise therapy for tendinopathy: a scoping review mapping interventions and outcomes..

Feasibility and acceptability of exercise interventions for adults with tendinopathy: a mixed methods review. [Protocol] (2021)
Other
COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L., SWINTON, P., MORRISSEY, D., PAVLOVA, A., MITCHELL, L., BRANDIE, D., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V. 2021. Feasibility and acceptability of exercise interventions for adults with tendinopathy: a mixed methods review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42020164641. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020164641

This is a protocol for a review that aims to explore the feasibility and acceptability of any exercise intervention for the treatment of any tendinopathy. The first specific review question is: What is the current knowledge about the feasibility of d... Read More about Feasibility and acceptability of exercise interventions for adults with tendinopathy: a mixed methods review. [Protocol].

Health technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital inpatients: a scoping review. (2021)
Journal Article
COOPER, K., PAVLOVA, A., GREIG, L., SWINTON, P., KIRKPATRICK, P., MITCHELHILL, F., SIMPSON, S., STEPHEN, A. and ALEXANDER, L. 2021. Health technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital inpatients: a scoping review. JBI evidence synthesis [online], 19(10), pages 2478-2658. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00114

Objective:The objective of this scoping review was to examine and map the evidence relating to the reporting and evaluation of technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital inpatients.Introduction:Falls are a common cause o... Read More about Health technologies for the prevention and detection of falls in adult hospital inpatients: a scoping review..

Which treatments are most effective for common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. (2021)
Working Paper
SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. Which treatments are most effective for common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/mx5pv

This is a preprint for a protocol. The purpose of the study described by the protocol was to compare the effectiveness of different treatment classes across a range of tendinopathies and outcomes, to better establish a treatment hierarchy. Where suff... Read More about Which treatments are most effective for common tendinopathies? A systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol..

The effect of dose on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. (2021)
Working Paper
SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. The effect of dose on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/an3j6

This is a preprint for a protocol. The purpose of the study described by the protocol was to investigate the effect of resistance exercise dose across multiple common tendinopathies (rotator cuff, lateral elbow, patellar or Achilles), where the frequ... Read More about The effect of dose on resistance exercise therapies for tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol..

Comparison of exercise therapies across multiple tendinopathies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. (2021)
Working Paper
SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. Comparison of exercise therapies across multiple tendinopathies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/eyxgk

This is a preprint for a protocol. The study described by the protocol aimed to use network structures to compare exercise treatments and treatment classes in attempts to identify a treatment hierarchy. Additionally, the large amount of data synthesi... Read More about Comparison of exercise therapies across multiple tendinopathies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol..

Empirically derived guidelines for interpreting the effectiveness of exercise therapy for tendinopathies: a protocol. (2021)
Working Paper
SWINTON, P.A., SHIM, J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MOSS, R.A., MACLEAN, C., BRANDIE, D., MITCHELL, L., GREIG, L., PARKINSON, E., MORRISSEY, D., ALEXANDER, L. and COOPER, K. 2021. Empirically derived guidelines for interpreting the effectiveness of exercise therapy for tendinopathies: a protocol. SportRxiv [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/y7sk6

This is a preprint for a protocol. The aim of the study described by the protocol was to perform a large synthesis of the available research investigating exercise therapy for tendinopathies, creating empirically derived thresholds to benchmark inter... Read More about Empirically derived guidelines for interpreting the effectiveness of exercise therapy for tendinopathies: a protocol..

Is intrinsic lumbar spine shape associated with lumbar disc degeneration? An exploratory study. (2020)
Journal Article
DEANE, J.A., PAVLOVA, A.V., LIM, A.K.P., GREGORY, J.S., ASPDEN, R.M. and MCGREGOR, A.H. 2020. Is intrinsic lumbar spine shape associated with lumbar disc degeneration? An exploratory study. BMC musculoskeletal disorders [online], 21, article number 433. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03346-7

Background: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is a condition associated with recurrent low back pain (LBP). Knowledge regarding effective management is limited. As a step towards the identification of risk, prognostic or potentially modifiable factors i... Read More about Is intrinsic lumbar spine shape associated with lumbar disc degeneration? An exploratory study..

Motor development in infancy and spine shape in early old age: findings from a British birth cohort study. (2020)
Journal Article
SAUNDERS, F.R., GREGORY, J.S., PAVLOVA, A.V., MUTHURI, S.G., HARDY, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., BARR, R.J., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M., COOPER, R. and IRELAND, A. 2020. Motor development in infancy and spine shape in early old age: findings from a British birth cohort study. Journal of orthopaedic research [online], 38(12), pages 2740-2748. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.24656

Spine shape changes dramatically in early life, influenced by attainment of developmental milestones such as independent walking. Whether these associations persist across life is unknown. Therefore, we investigated associations between developmental... Read More about Motor development in infancy and spine shape in early old age: findings from a British birth cohort study..

The effectiveness of exercise interventions for tendinopathy. [Protocol] (2020)
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COOPER, K., ALEXANDER, L., SWINTON, P., MORRISSEY, D., PAVLOVA, A., MITCHELL, L., BRANDIE, D., TZORTZIOU BROWN, V. and MACLEAN, C. 2020. The effectiveness of exercise interventions for tendinopathy. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42020168187. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020168187

This is a protocol for a study that aimed to determine: 1) which exercise interventions are most effective across all tendinopathies; 2) does the type/location of the tendinopathy, or other specific covariates, affect which are the most effective exe... Read More about The effectiveness of exercise interventions for tendinopathy. [Protocol].

Perinatal factors associate with vertebral size and shape but not lumbar lordosis in 10-year-old children. (2019)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., JEFFREY, J.E., BARR, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2019. Perinatal factors associate with vertebral size and shape but not lumbar lordosis in 10-year-old children. Journal of anatomy [online], 235(4), pages 749-756. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13024

The intrauterine environment is known to influence foetal development and future health. Low birthweight has been linked to smaller vertebral canals in children and decreased adulthood spine bone mineral content. Perinatal factors affecting lumbar sp... Read More about Perinatal factors associate with vertebral size and shape but not lumbar lordosis in 10-year-old children..

Age at onset of walking in infancy is associated with hip shape in early old age. (2019)
Journal Article
IRELAND, A., SAUNDERS, F.R., MUTHURI, S.G., PAVLOVA, A.V., HARDY, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., BARR, R.J., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M. GREGORY, J.S. and COOPER, R. 2019. Age at onset of walking in infancy is associated with hip shape in early old age. Journal of bone and mineral research [online], 34(3), pages 455-463. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.3627

Bones' shapes and structures adapt to the muscle and reaction forces they experience during everyday movements. Onset of independent walking, at approximately 12 months, represents the first postnatal exposure of the lower limbs to the large forces a... Read More about Age at onset of walking in infancy is associated with hip shape in early old age..

Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. (2018)
Journal Article
MUTHURI, S.G., PAVLOVA, A.V., SAUNDERS, F.R., HARDY, R.J., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M. and COOPER, R. 2018. Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. Scientific reports [online], 8, article ID 16309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34628-9

We aimed to examine whether back pain across adulthood was associated with spine shape at age 60–64 years. Data were from 1405 participants in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, a nationally representative British birth cohort. Back p... Read More about Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort..

Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. (2018)
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PAVLOVA, A.V., MEAKIN, J.R., COOPER, K., BARR, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2018. Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults. BMJ open sport and exercise medicine [online], 4(1), article number 000374. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000374

Objective: Lifting postures are frequently implicated in back pain. We previously related responses to a static load with intrinsic spine shape, and here we investigate the role of lumbar spine shape in lifting kinematics. Methods: Thirty healthy adu... Read More about Variation in lifting kinematics related to individual intrinsic lumbar curvature: an investigation in healthy adults..

Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. (2018)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., MUTHURI, S.G., COOPER, R., SAUNDERS, F.R., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., HARDY, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2018. Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. PLoS ONE [online], 13(6), article ID e0197570. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197570

This study investigated associations between measures of adiposity from age 36 and spine shape at 60-64 years. Thoracolumbar spine shape was characterised using statistical shape modelling on lateral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry images of the spi... Read More about Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development..

Associations between body mass index across adult life and hip shapes at age 60 to 64: evidence from the 1946 British birth cohort. (2017)
Journal Article
MUTHURI, S., SAUNDERS, F.R., HARDY, R.J., PAVLOVA, A.V., MARTIN, K.R., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J, ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M. and COOPER, R. 2017. Associations between body mass index across adult life and hip shapes at age 60 to 64: evidence from the 1946 British birth cohort. Bone [online], 105, pages 115-121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2017.08.017

Objective: To examine the associations of body mass index (BMI) across adulthood with hip shapes at age 60-64years. Methods: Up to 1633 men and women from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development with repeat measures of BMI across adulthood... Read More about Associations between body mass index across adult life and hip shapes at age 60 to 64: evidence from the 1946 British birth cohort..

Statistical shape modelling of hip and lumbar spine morphology and their relationship in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development. (2017)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., SAUNDERS, F.R., MUTHURI, S.G., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., HARDY, R.J., COOPER, R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2017. Statistical shape modelling of hip and lumbar spine morphology and their relationship in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development. Journal of anatomy [online], 231(2), pages 248-259. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12631

The anatomical shape of bones and joints is important for their proper function, but quantifying this and detecting pathological variations is difficult to do. Numerical descriptions would also enable correlations between joint shapes to be explored.... Read More about Statistical shape modelling of hip and lumbar spine morphology and their relationship in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development..

The lumbar spine has an intrinsic shape specific to each individual that remains a characteristic throughout flexion and extension. (2014)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., MEAKIN, J.R., COOPER, K., BARR, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2014. The lumbar spine has an intrinsic shape specific to each individual that remains a characteristic throughout flexion and extension. European spine journal [online], 23(Suppl 1), pages S26-S32. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-013-3162-1

We have previously shown that the lumbar spine has an intrinsic shape specific to the individual and characteristic of sitting, standing and supine postures. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that this intrinsic shape is detectab... Read More about The lumbar spine has an intrinsic shape specific to each individual that remains a characteristic throughout flexion and extension..